As our journey turned South, we experienced the gorgeous beaches of Mirissa, the historic Dutch fort of Galle, and the bustling city of Colombo. This was when we really hit our vacation groove (most of us had gotten through our jet lag by then) and we started enjoying more evenings out together, taking in as much of Sri Lanka as we could in the time we had.
Up on the ramparts of the Dutch fort
Old church in Galle
Galle, which is a beautiful Dutch colonial town
Yes, it’s a million degrees, but it’s also almost Christmas in Colombo!
OK, I admit it. We hit our rice and curry limit and ordered brick oven pizza from this place, which was right across the street from our hotel. It was fantastic and I regret nothing.
Ajith tells us more facts and tidbits
Not a bad spot to watch the sun set
Whale watching under beautiful blue skies, perfect for spotting blue whales! No pics because they always just look like lumpy black waves.
Glittery holiday decorations everywhere
A mosque that looks like a candy cane
This is how all of Colombo felt to me- oppressive and hectic
A few of us napped on the way back to shore after the whales. It was an EARLY morning.
Come on over! Put your rear end in one of these chairs! You know you want to…
Bombing through the countryside on a local train, doors wide open. You can’t seem my knuckles, but they are WHITE. But I’m smiling.
Mojito by the beach
Loved these spots along the beach. Happy hour, all the time.
The whole southern coast is quite scenic and apparently is popular with people learning to surf. Maybe next time.
Sunset from the ramparts of the Dutch fort in Galle
The view from our hotel’s rooftop in Mirissa
Early morning fishing boats
Back to Sri Lanka